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Catherine

Catherine is an unusual flowering cherry tree because it flowers so early. The relatively large single white blossoms appear in early winter - possibly even as early as December in some years.

In autumn the leaves turn an intense orange-red in, making this one of the best of the ornamental cherries for autumn leaf colours.

Catherine flowering cherry trees for sale

  • 11-year bare-root tree £24.95
    Medium size (2.5m-3.5m after 10 years)
  • 22-year pot-grown tree £45.95
    In a 12L pot
    Medium size (2.5m-3.5m after 10 years)
Next deliveries

Deliveries from September for pot grown and December for bare-rooted (where items shown in stock).


How to grow

For the best autumn colours, plant in a sheltered location in full sun.

History

Prunus 'Catherine' is thought to be related to Prunus 'Autumnalis Rosea', and shares its characteristic of flowering very early in the winter. However the strong autumn leaf colours take after 'Collingwood Ingram' and Prunus sargentii although its growth habit is not as neat as the former. 

Catherine characteristics

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Attractive featuresAttractive flowersAutumn foliage colourWinter colour
  • Growth habitSpreading
  • Height after 10 years2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
  • Flower colourWhite
  • Flowering seasonEarly
  • Flowering monthJanuaryFebruaryDecember
  • Flower formSingle flower (5-8 petals)
  • Leaf colour - autumnOrange / Red
  • Leaf colour - summerGreen
  • SunlightPrefers full sun
  • Growth rateAverage
  • Country of originBelgium
  • Annual cycleDeciduous

Similar varieties

  • See also Autumnalis Rosea
    Prunus x subhirtella
    Autumnalis Rosea
    A close relative of Prunus Catherine, with similar winter-flowering.


How to choose a flowering cherry tree

We list more than 70 different flowering cherry trees. Choosing can be difficult! Our article explaining the different characteristics of flowering cherries might help narrow down the selection.